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CBS, Viacom, 21st Century Fox, others support pay-TV's 'Ditch the Box' proposal, albeit with caveats

A handful of the world's top programmers said they support the pay-TV industry's "Ditch the Box" proposal for opening up set-top boxes – however they urged the FCC to ensure that their own apps on a set-top box be given "parity" with pay-TV providers' apps.

Viacom's first-ever direct-to-consumer SVOD app is BET Play

Viacom announced the international launch of BET Play, the programmer's first-ever direct-to-consumer, subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman makes his case for keeping his job

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman is fighting to keep his position as Sumner Redstone moved to remove Dauman and four other Viacom Board members amid shareholder cries for management change.

Sumner Redstone ousts five Viacom board members, including CEO Dauman

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements moved today to oust five members, including Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, from the Viacom Board of Directors.

Bad Sling TV deal shows Viacom's vulnerability, analyst says

BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield is continuing his campaign to push Viacom into recombining with CBS, this time calling out Viacom's new deal with Dish Network's Sling TV.

Sling TV adds Viacom channels, launches Apple TV app

Dish Network has continued the rapid pace of evolution for its 17-month-old IP-based video service, Sling TV, adding Viacom channels as well as Apple TV access.

Viacom signs carriage agreement with Cox

While Viacom's top executives wage a bitter battle for control of the company; its linear ratings, ad sales and stock price are all struggling; and it continues to be shut out from several mid-sized cable systems, Viacom carriage with top pay-TV operators remains assured.

Dauman takes Redstone to court as battle for Viacom control continues

Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman filed a complaint today, disputing his removal by company czar Sumner Redstone from a family trust that holds the keys to long-term control of the media empire.

Dish deal shows Viacom channels haven't lost their value, analysts say

The top media analysts have churned through the forensics of the carriage renewal deal between Dish and Viacom and the results are in: Viacom fared better than expected.

Dish carves multi-year renewal for Viacom, extracts live and VOD rights for Sling

Dish Network and Viacom announced a new multi-year carriage agreement, with the satellite operator securing live and VOD licensing rights to the conglomerate's programming for its IP-based Sling TV platform.